Take The Breath

Out on the road there are memories in me
Each of them of their own place
And all the changes we all learn to live with 
They turn me around every day

What's my direction, where am I going?
Sometimes I lose where I've been
And I'm spinning and whirling 
And I don't understand

Then there are times when I realize
All the fog comes clear 
Like a melody through a raging storm
That was deafening
All around us calm
There's a light that's there to see

I drove the night all alone in the desert
Dreaming about my old friends
And I wrote poem on that hill in Wyoming
And shouted it out in the wind
The wind and prairie
Were beckoning to me
Calling me out off that road
I'm a vessel that's sailing
Under no one's control

As long as I live I need to run this way
Now it's all right to give
These useless fears away
Oh breathe it in now
Just let it out
Don't be afraid to take that breath

I love the country 
And some of the cities
I love these people I meet
Who come out to show me
They hear what I'm saying
And hold out a free hand to me

If we're going to listen, learn to envision
Things as we know they can be
Though we're spinning and whirling
There's a way we all see

That now it's times to realize
Make the fog come clear 
Like a melody through a raging storm 
That was deafening
All around us calm
There's a light that's there to see
Don't be afraid to take that breath

©Michael Tomlinson


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